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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,073 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 777
Gots: 405 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our “East Coast” version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

adamdarcy, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

MRsojourner, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Chewbakken, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

krl2112, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Spigs, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Mbennett
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Mbennett, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of neophilus
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%

Bottle is 2 months from bottling date.

Straw to light-copper colored brew with foamy white head on top, somewhat opaque.

Dank resin hop aroma, chewy pine with a bit of overripe melon.

Good crunch of hop bitterness with each sip, just shy of ringing my taste buds. Taste is dominated by the piney-resin bitterness from the hops. A bit of dry cracker malt underneath but barely perceptible.

Medium body carries the bitterness well, not too light and not too sticky on the mouth.

Stays very dry and bitter throughout the finish, leaves barely anything behind.

This brings the IBU's but balances the finish just shy of overpowering. Still would have liked to see more layers of hop flavor, mostly dominated by a dry, bitter piney-resin taste.

neophilus, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

lilnicky068, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

TriageStat, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottled 7/2/13

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English Tulip glass.

a: A nearly clear amber which sprouts an enormous white head requiring additional pours to fill the glass without losing some foam over the top.

s: Moderate pine.

t: Prominent piney hops. It's all about hop bitterness without becoming annoying. Finish is clean except at the very back of the throat.

m: Light. Smooth for an IPA with this much hop bite.

o: A versatile IPA, tasty, bitter without being unpleasant. Versatile in that you get the feeling that because of the light mouthfeel under the powerful hops, you could session it or sip it. But if you session it, at $7 a pint you had better have a hefty wallet. And at 7% ABV, by the second or third one you'd probably be pretty slammed LOL.

For me, at this point I'd stick to Double Jack, Union Jack or Resin for half the price, or Torpedo for even less. But no question this is a superior IPA.

scotorum, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

cutsw, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jealmanzar, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Evarigan, Aug 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

schnarr84, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of greenmtn1111
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottled 7/02/2013. Poured into a glass goblet.

Hazy, golden orange-amber. Huge head on top , off–white in color, three finger’s worth. Wonderful retention as I’m drinking. There’s juicy grapefruit and fresh orange aroma, sweet pineapple, and bright green grass. It smells extremely fresh and inviting, brightness everywhere. The taste is almost as juicy and fruity as the aroma, but it quickly fades into a more bitter, piney flavor. Mouthfeel is ok, nothing spectacular with good carbonation levels. I wish the flavors would envelope my mouth more because the hoppiness is great – it just needs a little bit more body. This is surely a quality IPA.

greenmtn1111, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

arnold931, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

csurowiec, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Pdrufo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of nataku00
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%

Bottle, dated 060413 around 2 months old, poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy copper with three plus fingers of fluffy off white head. Head retention is good, sticking around for several minutes before slowly dissipating with some thick swathes of lacing. Small bubble carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose citrus hops, sweet orange and grapefruit, peach, light pine, and a decent caramel malt presence.

Taking a sip, good hit of bitterness, citrus peel and pine, mellowing to sweeter hot flavors, orange, grapefruit, peach. Not as much caramel malt on the taste as I was expecting given aroma, which is nice. Medium to dry finish, with some linger pine and lighter caramel malt sweetness.

Lighter side of medium body with smooth but ample carbonation. Easy drinking IPA with pretty good balanced flavor profile. The aroma might have been a little better with less age, but still a nice beer.

nataku00, Aug 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Brendog9, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Maineraidah, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

potownbill, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jelllo, Aug 10, 2013
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.